NASA has a history of exploring crowdsourced solutions to some of its problems. This article describes how NASA is using crowdsourcing to select a robotic arm designer.
“NASA has been branching out in a variety of unusual ways during the past few years, including investing $485 million into an outsourced mobile app development consolidation project andpartnering with Soundcloud to bring the sounds of space exploration into everyone’s living room. One of the organization’s latest programs takes advantage of crowdsourcing, and there are currently 30 people competing to develop the robotic arm architecture for a free-flying robot.”
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(Contributor: Pragya Verma)